Former Dinamo Minsk favorite Charles Linglet helped to undo his former team-mates during Medvescak’s 4-1 home win.
Linglet, who played for the Belarusian team from 2011-2013 and even took Belarusian citizenship to get a shot at playing international hockey, chipped in with two assists as his new club recovered from an early Andrei Stas goal to get a comfortable victory.
His pass from beyond the red line set up Jonathan Cheechoo’s one-timer to tie it up early in the second, and after Hugh Jessiman and Matt Murley extended Medvescak’s advantage Linglet popped up again with another assist as Mark Popovic completed the scoring.
Donbass survives Spartak revival
Spartak clawed back a two-goal deficit to force overtime at Donbass, but was still unable to snap its losing streak. Pavel Medvedev and Oleg Kvasha found the net in the last five minutes of regulation, cancelling out goals either side of the first interval from Dmitry Kagarlitsky and Evgeny Dadonov.